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The Equitist

The Equitist

By Colombe Cahen-Salvador & Andrea Venzon
Do you think the world is not as fair & free as it should be, but struggle to picture what a new utopia could look like? Are you unhappy with the status quo, but unsure as to what the solution might be? Well, this show is for you. Join international political activists Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador on The Equitist to discover what a more equitable world could look like, and how to get there! We will venture together in how the economic system should be overhauled to tackle inequalities, how democracy can thrive again, what a global government might look like, and much, much more.
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Bonus 🎙 Members Episode | Equity for People with Disabilities
Having further fun with fundamental rights, 🥁  here's our first members' led episode of The Equitist: Thai Atlas volunteer Peerada Ngamsnae meets fellow Atlassians to talk about what a fairer and more free world could look like! Once a month, Peerada will talk to Atlas' members about who they are, what are some of the global issues they experience that brought them to join Atlas, and how we might go about solving them! In this pilot episode for members, Peerada meets Omar Cueria Fernández, an International Affairs student from Spain. Our very active Atlas member has plenty of interests he would like to talk about in mind, from geopolitics to urban design. Omar, however, gave us an opportunity to have a heated discussion on something he holds very close to his heart - the rights of people with disabilities. Key topics: Getting to know about Omar [00:51] Omar’s issue of interest: the rights of people with disabilities [03:14] The exclusion of people with disabilities from history and halls of power [03:44] Disability as a taboo topic and the birth of misconceptions [04:53] Life as a disabled person in Spain and how to provide tools [10:42] On people with disabilities in Japan and Thai footpaths [12:59] Omar’s personal experience on “invisible” disabilities [16:17] Closing remarks: to listeners and aspiring Atlassians [18:45] Take action: Sign up to our newsletter: https://www.atlasmovement.org/newsletter Join Atlas as a member: https://www.atlasmovement.org/join Share this episode on all social media! Find the transcript here: https://www.atlasmovement.org/membersepisode1_transcript
20:59
April 16, 2022
The Equitist🎙Ep 3 | Have fun with fundamental rights
This is episode 3 of the Equitist: have fun with fundamental rights! Due to the current crackdown on LGBT+ rights, from Florida to Guatemala, we decided to focus this episode on how a more equitable world needs to not only protect trans rights, but go above and beyond. For this, we won't only tell you about the state of trans rights in democratic and non-democratic countries, but also bring in a special guest that our community asked to have on the show already many times. 👏 Jade Esseyah is a Tunisian transgender activist now living as a refugee in Brazil, who will tell us about his journey and how most countries need to go beyond basic protection. Key topics: Rights & Equity [0.43] LGBT+ Rights [1.35] Trans Rights [3.28] Interview of Jade Esseyah, trans rights activist [7.08] Being transgender in Tunisia [8] Transitioning [11.57] Leaving Tunisia for Brazil [20.09] Looking beyond Brazil [29] Take action: Sign up to our newsletter: https://www.atlasmovement.org/newsletter Join Atlas as a member: https://www.atlasmovement.org/join Share this episode on all social media! Find the transcript here:  https://www.atlasmovement.org/episode_3_transcript
34:49
March 16, 2022
How to make Democracy Sexy Again?
Democracy is not just a way to be governed. Democracy is a way of creating a better world, but for this, all voices need to be heard. This means we need to completely reimagine it, to revolutionize it! Throughout this episode, Colombe & Andrea will talk about the fact that democracy is losing ground but also the issue with the lack of innovation in this field. To understand how to make democracy sexy again, they’ll call on Digital Minister Audrey Tang, who is spearheading Taiwan’s advances when it comes to digital democracy & participation! Key Topics: [0:40] Democracy & Equity  [3:00] Democracy is backsliding  [13:27] Interview of Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister [16:52] Intro to digital democracy by Audrey Tang [20.44] The case of Uber & how Taiwan found consensus  [24.05] Can digital democracy work on global challenges like climate? [26.55] Is technology a threat to democracy? [29.41] The risk of the tyranny of the majority & how to avoid it [32.11] How to avoid the worst of COVID-19 in  a transparent way [37.17]What about the blockchain? [42:19] Looking beyond Taiwan: participatory democracy [51:00] Democracy & global governance ⚡️Take action⚡️ Sign up to our newsletter: https://www.atlasmovement.org/newsletter  Join Atlas as a member: https://www.atlasmovement.org/join   Share this episode on all social media! Find the transcript here:  https://www.atlasmovement.org/episode_2_transcript 
55:17
February 14, 2022
Is it time for a new utopia?
Welcome to episode 1 of The Equitist: the podcast that will try to understand with you what a more equitable world can look like, one that is based on freedom and on fairness. We'll also seek to understand how we can potentially and possibly create it. What can you expect from this podcast: A collection of renowned voices from all over the world, providing insights in the way different cultures, age groups, and backgrounds see the future of this planet. Blending in the voices of everyday citizens together with established thinkers and influencers, the podcast will demonstrate how any of us have a role to play in influencing the direction of our society. A clear idea of where our politics and society should go. In today’s world, traditional recipes are failing to deliver results: inequalities are widening, structural issues like climate change are not being addressed, and no one seems to have a clue on how to move forward. This podcast is aimed at defining one, by launching the idea of a new, global way to imagine our societies: Equitism. Finally, a guide to take action: by outlining the history of the authors and how they manage to mobilize people without prior experience, big capitals, or famous influencers, this podcast shows how each and any one of us has the power to drive change and push forward their beliefs. Key topics: 0:43 The state of the world 4.22 What’s equitism? 7.28 Who are we? 17.33 What can you expect? Take action: Sign up to our newsletter: https://www.atlasmovement.org/newsletter Join Atlas as a member: https://www.atlasmovement.org/join Share this episode on all social media! Find the transcript here:  https://www.atlasmovement.org/episode_1_transcript
23:31
February 14, 2022
🎙Welcome to The Equitist
👉 Do you think the world is not as fair & free as it should be, but struggle to picture what a new utopia could look like? Are you unhappy with the status quo, but unsure as to what the solution might be? Well, this show is for you. 🤗  Join international political activists Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador on The Equitist to discover what a more equitable world could look like, and how to get there! We will venture together in how the economic system should be overhauled to tackle inequalities, how democracy can thrive again, what a global government might look like, and much, much more.  Each episode contains an interview with a renowned expert, fun accents from all over the planet, and ways you can get involved to change the world with us!   🎧 Listen now 🎧 🎙About the hosts🎙  Colombe and Andrea are the co-founders of Atlas, the global grassroots movement uniting people to create an Equitist society. Atlas counts more than 22,000 people in over 130 countries. They previously co-founded the pan-European political party Volt, along with another friend.
00:40
February 14, 2022